Lesson Four- Half Double Crochet (hdc)
You will need to start with your foundation chain. Half Double crochets (hdc) will be worked into to the chain. In written patterns its is abbreviated to (hdc).
You will make you 1st dc into the 3rd loop from your hook.
Yarn over, insert hook into the 3rd loop from hook. (Pic 1)
Yarn over and pull through stitch. (3 loops on hook) (Pic 2)
Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook. (Pic 3)
1st half double crochet (hdc) made.
Repeat to end (25 hdc), (Pic 4)
Chain 2, turn your work (Working right to left)
Yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd stitch. (Pic below)
( We do not go into the 1st stitch, The chain 2 you made acts as the 1st stitch)